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Pauline1

[paw-leen] /pɔˈlin/
noun
1.
a female given name.

Pauline2

[paw-lahyn, -leen] /ˈpɔ laɪn, -lin/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the apostle Paul or to his doctrines or writings.
Origin of Pauline2
1325-1375
From the Medieval Latin word Paulīnus, dating back to 1325-75. See Paul ( def 1 ), -ine1
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  • Only once did John Ash find opportunity to speak to Pauline alone.

    The Front Yard Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • Perhaps Rosalie divined this, for she took to another thing—and that was Pauline.

    Emmy Lou George Madden Martin
  • Pauline has been with me several times, and is always delighted to accompany me there.

    Cora and The Doctor Harriette Newell Baker
  • He is angry that Eugene and Pauline should flaunt their happiness in her sad eyes.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • Pauline stood for some little time watching him as he gradually disappeared.

British Dictionary definitions for Pauline

Pauline

/ˈpɔːlaɪn/
adjective
1.
relating to Saint Paul or to his doctrines
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Word Origin and History for Pauline

fem. proper name, fem. of Paul.

adj.

"pertaining to the apostle Paul," 1817, from Latin Paulinus, from Paulus (see Paul).

adj.

"pertaining to the apostle Paul," 1817, from Latin Paulinus, from Paulus (see Paul).

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